Healing Gaia: Rosary
Topic: The Rosary is a form of devotion in which five (5) or fifteen (15) decades (10 beads) of “Hail Mary’s” are repeated, each decade preceded by an “Our Father” and followed by a “Glory Be”; a string of beads for keeping count in a Rosary or in the devotion of other religions; rose garden; representing love and devotion.
Intention: Mastering a way to pray to and heal Gaia using prayer beads and mantras with an effective sequence and series of steps and procedures.
Framework: Understand the specific count of the prayer beads within a mantra for maximum healing outcomes.
Focus: Holy Mother, Our Father, Glory Be, Goddess, Mother Earth, Gaia, your chosen mantra.
Healing Tools: Chants and tones, mantras, meditation, prayer beads, prayer, rituals, visualizations.
Suggested Reading: The Way of the Rose by Clark Strand and Perdita Finn.
Movies/Videos: Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary, https://www.youtube/watch?v=bHKF1GRHnbU
Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary, https://youtube.com/watch?v=gGRaRxPIjqE
The Rosary in modern history is considered a commonly identifiable relic of the Catholic tradition. Its origins, however, come from long before the Catholic church incorporated it and identified it with Mary the Mother of Jesus. The concept translated well because the Rosary’s origin is associated with goddesses, Mother Earth and the Divine Feminine.
Its very shape when laid flat is the universal symbol for female, the shape of the womb. Prayer beads are also found in other practices using the japamala beads (Hindu and Buddhist) meaning muttering garland. They are used in meditation, mantra and prayer repetition to connect the mind with the Spirit, calming outside distraction. Prior to the use of beads or knotted cords, garlands of flowers were made to adorn the goddess to honor her power, fertility, and abundance of the Earth.
She, Mary, Mother of Earth, Gaia, births us and we return to her. The cycles of life are represented in the circle and we are reminded that we are part of the whole, that our Holy Mother has provided everything. The Rosary calls us back to that primal mother/child synergy and offers us a direct line of communication. Our respect and love for Gaia, our Mother, requires that we take care of her as she takes care of all beings. Praying the Rosary reconnects us to our origins and is a powerful tool for prayer and healing. We are speaking directly to Gaia as we heal her and she listens.
The standard prayer form of the Rosary as quoted from “The Way of the Rose” by Clark Strand and Perdita Finn, consists of three simple prayers, which honor the Holy Mother, the Divine Father, and the Eternal Return to Life.
“The Hail Mary
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us,
now and at the hour of our death. Amen
The Our Father
Our Father, Who art in heaven,
hallowed be Thy name;
Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen
The Glory Be
Glory be to the Father, and to the Child,
and to the Holy Mother, as it was in the beginning,
is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen”
The first bead you pray “The Our Father”. The next three beads, you repeat “The Hail Mary” prayer. The bead that joins the circle you would pray “The Glory Be”. The next 10 beads (or decade) you say a “Hail Mary” prayer for each bead.
Your Personal Request, Prayer or Mantra
When you reach the next larger or separated bead, you pray your personal prayer to heal Gaia and continue saying “Hail Mary” around the five “decades” with personal prayers at the junctures. Go around as many times as you need.
Using the Rosary when doing a healing session for Gaia opens a direct line of communication with Her. When you have developed a relationship with Her through the practice of repeating Her prayers in the form of a mantra, she is readily available for, and open to healing.
Pray the Rosary at least one full cycle prior to starting your Gaianic healing session. Once you are well into the healing session, add an specific secondary healing mantras.
Make, find or purchase a simple Rosary. The 59 bead Rosary is commonly accepted but there was not always a set number of beads or set way of praying. If you were raised praying the Rosary this is natural and you just keep, or go back to, doing it. If this is not your tradition you may find it necessary to use different language that is more comfortable to you or that fits your belief system. This is a very personal and intimate practice. The tactile feel as you slide the beads through your fingers with each prayer/mantra is very soothing and helpful in focusing your intention. The idea is to make this practice second nature so that you can do it before you fall asleep, or when you go for a walk, or when waiting for an appointment, and it becomes are personal conversation with your “Mother”. This allows for powerful Gaianic healing sessions.
There is awesome power in praying the same Rosary with others in a group and would just require agreement of what format to follow. There are more complex aspects of saying the Rosary as it relates to Catholicism which is expanded upon in the book, “The Way of the Rose”. Read this book if you want a beautifully written explanation of the history and mystical power of the ancient Madonna and the Rosary. You will be delighted how well integrated the story is with the complex nature of healing.